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|Other Titles:||Women and Popular Media|
Department of Adult and Continuing Education, NTNU
The question of popular culture in general and women and media in particular has been a central concern of media studies since the mid-1980s. By reviewing a body of work, this article introduces readers to a plurality of theoretical perspectives on consumption relation to meaning and pleasure within a domestic context. It seems that three distinct dimensions of media consumption for women can be identified. At first, television viewing for women is an extension of domestic labour. Nevertheless, watching television still has a function of supplying women with means of temporary escape from the pressures of patriarchy. Secondly, female television watching is never a mindless, passive event. To make matters more complicated, women who watch television not only engage critically, but also use soaps to think and talk about their own lives. Finally, to the large extent, media fan (largely female) come together and create a space wherethey can investigate new forms for their art and for their living outside the restrictive boundaries men have placed on women's public behavior.
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